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SVG Cycling Union holds successful cycling camp

SVG Cycling Union holds successful cycling camp


The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union held a cycling camp last week in Barrouallie, as young cyclists were given drills in basic techniques.{{more}}

Owners of BMX bikes, as well as those with mountain bikes, were in attendance.

Some of the areas looked at during the one week exercise were bike safety, cornering, handling techniques, among others.

President of the SVG Cycling Union Trevor Bailey, who is also the President of the Caribbean Cycling Federation, told SEARCHLIGHT that the camp was successful.

He further added that the camp was funded by the National Olympic Committee and forms part of the talent identification programme and the furtherance of the cycling union’s grassroot development, in which raw talent is systematically drawn into the sport of cycling.

Bailey, who is also the President of the National Olympic Committee, said that the camp offered level one and level two coaches the opportunity to put their skills into practice, as they were used as resource persons for the programme.

Among the coaches were Shimano Bailey, Cammie Adams, Orel Johnson and Albert Quammie.

The younger Bailey, Adams and Quammie, were part of a ten-day level two Technical course conducted by Iranian born Canadian, Houshang Amiri in April of last year.

The multi-organisation head was high in praise for Youth Officer Phicol Jeffers, who was responsible for the mobilisation of the young cyclists from the Barrouallie/ Keartons community.

The SVG Cycling Union has several events planned for 2012, and these will be unveiled soon.(RT)